March 30th, 2012
Gordon Jenkins won reelection as Village of Monticello Mayor, and you know what, he deserved to win. Jenkins understands grassroots politics and he knows how to win elections. Many of his critics, as vocal as they are, do not know the first thing about politics.
Over the years, whether being […]
March 23rd, 2012
I know we have heard it for over 30 years, but this time we might actually get a casino. All parties involved in the new Concord project have deep pockets and New York is moving closer towards legalized gaming. The push is on like never before as we play catch […]
March 16th, 2012
As I mentioned last week, the Center for Discovery (CFD) bond refinancing project actively brought the Sullivan County Funding Corporation (SCFC) to life. The Industrial Development Agency (IDA) could not have done this bonding because civic facility bonding ended for IDAs in 2008. IDAs can only bond industrial and commercial […]
March 9th, 2012
Sullivan County’s Industrial Development Agency (IDA) was established thanks to a special act of the State Legislature to assist in economic growth. As discussed last week they have enormous power in granting bonding and tax abatements. IDAs offer enticements to private companies as incentives for them to relocate to, expand […]
March 2nd, 2012
The Industrial Development Agency (IDA) is one of the most misunderstood organizations servicing Sullivan County in part because people find it very hard to understand.
Allegations of impropriety are constantly hovering over the IDA. Innuendos that board members and their attorney partake in sinister questionable business practices are erroneous and […]